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surf1944   Wednesday, 02/13/08 07:29:02 AM
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Immtech Appoints Blythe Weigh as Strategic Advisor
Wednesday February 13, 6:30 am ET

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") (Amex: IMM - News) is pleased to announce the appointment of leading corporate communications specialist Blythe Weigh Communications (Blythe Weigh) as strategic advisor to the Company (www.blytheweigh.com).

Cecilia Chan, Vice Chairman of Immtech, stated, "We are delighted to have Blythe Weigh join our PR/IR team as we expand our growth opportunities in China and in other key markets."

Founder Tim Blythe has over 25 years of experience in international public relations, spanning media relations, investor relations and government affairs. He will be the lead for Blythe Weigh on the Immtech account.

Mr. Blythe began his career as a press secretary for the British Government in 1982, working for a number of Secretaries of State including Norman Tebbitt, Norman Lamont, Lord Young and Kenneth Clarke. He worked on the privatizations of British Telecom, British Steel, and British Leyland (Rover Group).

In 1988 Mr. Blythe joined the NatWest Group plc where he was head of public relations and was in charge of the bank's reputation around the world. In 1993 he joined Brunswick Group, a specialist financial PR and IR consultancy, where his clients included Astra Zeneca, Barclays Bank and a number of international utilities companies. In 1996, he joined WH Smith Group plc (a client) on their Executive Board as Director of Corporate Affairs.

This was followed by a period at Rolls-Royce Group plc as director of corporate affairs, responsible for global media relations, IR, government relations, staff communications, advertising and managing teams in the UK, USA, Scandinavia, Germany, India and Hong Kong.

In 2004, he returned to consultancy with Beattie Communications. In 2007, Mr. Blythe led the management buy out which launched Blythe Weigh Communications.

Paul Weigh joined Mittal Steel (now Arcelor Mittal) the world's largest steel company, in 1999, spending seven years with that firm. He left as deputy head of corporate communications, after the $42bn merger with Arcelor was successfully completed in 2006.

During his time with Mittal, Mr. Weigh was responsible for coordinating and implementing group communications at the corporate level, including the development of communication strategies to support the Group's expansion into Central and Eastern Europe (acquisitions in Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Macedonia and Bosnia totaling in excess of $5bn), South Africa (acquisition of Iscor), North America ($4.5bn acquisition of ISG), China and India.


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